Harbor Master of Greenwich, Ian Macmillan, urges boaters to make sure their vessels are safe if Hurricane Sandy should hit the Northeast.
The National Weather Service is reporting the Northeast may be impacted by the effects of Hurricane Sandy late this weekend into early next week. There is the potential for heavy rain, high winds, and costal flooding.
In a press release, Macmillan stated that boaters should remember tides are low during the early afternoon which may require those who want to pull their keel boats out of water before the storm hits to do so during in the morning. He said the low tides will prevent deep draft vessels from hauling out during the afternoons. Those who cannot pull their boats may want to use the hurricane gate in Stamford said Macmillan.
The press release also included the following safety tips: